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medication ­adherence

Free Rx program is expanded by Publix

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Supermarkets Inc. is offering free 90-day supplies of metformin, lisinopril and amlodipine to pharmacy customers with a prescription for the medications. Previously, 30-day supplies of the medications were offered with a prescription. The program enhancement is being made to assist customers’ medication ­adherence. The free medications being offered include lisinopril, metformin

Study: Narrow networks can raise adherence rates

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — A CVS Health Research Institute review of pharmacy claims for more than 200,000 patients found an association between narrow pharmacy networks and improved medication ­adherence. The study was the first to evaluate the impact of narrow pharmacy networks — which incentivize plan members to use in-network pharmacies — on medication adherence. Such